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18 November 2019

Another exciting young prospect has joined the Swinton Lions for the 2020 season.

Swinton Lions RLFC is delighted to announce the signing of Ben Heyes for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

Heyes, 21, plays fullback and has recently returned from England Community Lions’ ground-breaking tour to New Zealand, and joins from a fantastic amateur set up in Thatto Heath.

The promising youngster also appeared in his side’s impressive Challenge Cup run, defeating League 1 side North Wales Crusaders before suffering a close defeat to Dewsbury Rams live on the BBC Sport website in the fifth round of the competition.

“I am delighted to sign for Swinton and am excited for the challenge ahead,” he said.

“The lads and the staff have been wonderful with me and made me feel welcome at the club. I will give everything for the club and aim to repay the opportunity they have given me.

“Also I just want to thank all my family, my friends from both home and university who have come to watch me, and everyone at Thatto Heath for all the support they have given me.”

On the signing, another exciting youngster, head coach Stuart Littler added: “Another piece of the jigsaw with the signing of Ben Heyes.

“Ben was man of the match in the recent second test match in New Zealand and comes to us from the highly successful Thatto Heath side.

“Ben is a young, exciting player who has bags of pace and potential. After meeting Ben with our assistant coach and completing our due diligence, Ben will add real value to our squad and over the next few weeks we will really see him grow in confidence.

“I am positive that we can provide the platform to catapult Ben up to the next level and he has certainly made a great start in training.

“If you have not purchased your season ticket yet then get on board. 2020 is going to be exciting!”

You can purchase your season ticket online by clicking HERE.


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